Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Clothespin Wreath

Recently while hunting through the crafting supplies clearance at Walmart (seriously, I find the best stuff there!) I came across the Berry Sweet paper pad from K&Company. With all its pretty and bright summer colours I just couldn’t pass it up and, having recently seen a clothespin wreath on Pinterest I knew exactly what I’d use it for. Our front door was still sporting my Spring Wreath and it is now decidedly summer so I got to work and created my own Clothespin Wreath.

Sugar and Shimmer - Clothespin Wreath

While a bit time consuming, this project was actually pretty easy. All you really need is a wreath form (I used a metal one that I happened to have in my stash but you could just as easily cut a circle from a cardboard box), clothespins, paper and mod podge. The ribbon for hanging and the letters strung in the centre of my wreath are completely optional.

I started by cutting my paper into little strips the same size as the fronts of my clothespins and then using mod podge to both glue the paper on and then weatherproof it. I used 10 different papers and decoupaged 100 clothespins. All told it took about 2 hours but I did it while watching tv so it didn’t seem too bad.

Clothespin Wreath 3 

Once the mod podge was dry – I left it overnight - I started clipping my clothespins onto my wreath form. I just repeated the same pattern 9 times around the wreath and ended up using 90 clothespins for my 18 inch wreath. I used my Silhouette to cut scalloped circles and letters to spell out “Welcome Summer”. Then I used mod podge to attach the letters to the circles and strung everything on some baker’s twine. The last step was tying some pink ribbon on to the top of the form and the wreath was ready to hang!

Clothespin Wreath 2

I ended up with 10 leftover clothespins and decided to put them to use as well. Those of you who follow Sugar and Shimmer on Facebook will have already seen that I turned them into handy dandy fridge magnets. I hot glued magnets to the back and then glued stickers on to the front.

Clothespin Magnets Clothespin Magnets 2

I love how welcoming the wreath looks on our front door – it makes me smile every time I pull in the driveway!


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  1. Beautiful wreath! Great job.

  2. So pretty! So cute! So creative! So...time-consuming!!! Seriously, I don't know where all you crafty mamas out there find the time and patience, but I salute you! This truly is adorable though. I found your sweet blog via WYWW hop and I'm now following along :)


  3. This si so pretty! I am getting ready to make a clothespin wreath/ with a mirror in the center. Love the paper and details you added too.
    Found your blog through pinterest, new follower :)